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Potentials-Attract or Likes-Attract in Human Mate Choice in China
He, Qiao-Qiao1; Zhang, Zhen2; Zhang, Jian-Xin2; Wang, Zhi-Guo3; Tu, Ying3; Ji, Ting1; Tao, Yi1; Ji, T (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Ctr Computat & Evolutionary Biol, Key Lab Anim Ecol & Conservat Biol, Beijing, Peoples R China.
2013
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Subtype期刊论文
Volume8Issue:4
Contribution Rank2
AbstractTo explain how individuals' self-perceived long-term mate value influences their mate preference and mate choice, two hypotheses have been presented, which are "potentials-attract" and "likes-attract", respectively. The potentials-attract means that people choose mates matched with their sex-specific traits indicating reproductive potentials; and the likes-attract means that people choose mates matched with their own conditions. However, the debate about these two hypotheses still remains unsolved. In this paper, we tested these two hypotheses using a human's actual mate choice data from a Chinese online dating system (called the Baihe website), where 27,183 users of Baihe website are included, in which there are 590 paired couples (1180 individuals) who met each other via the website. Our main results show that not only the relationship between individuals' own attributes and their self-stated mate preference but also that between individuals' own attributes and their actual mate choice are more consistent with the likes-attract hypothesis, i.e., people tend to choose mates who are similar to themselves in a variety of attributes.
Subject AreaSocial Psychology
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Language英语
Funding OrganizationHundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences [NSFC31270439] ; The Science Development Foundation of Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science [Y0CX441S01]
Project Intro.This research was supported by "Hundred Talents Program" of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant of NSFC31270439 and "The Science Development Foundation of Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science (Y0CX441S01). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10679
Collection中国科学院心理健康重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorJi, T (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Ctr Computat & Evolutionary Biol, Key Lab Anim Ecol & Conservat Biol, Beijing, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Ctr Computat & Evolutionary Biol, Key Lab Anim Ecol & Conservat Biol, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Grp Psychol Assessment & Psychol Intervent, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Baihe Online Technol Co Ltd, Res Planning, Beijing, Peoples R China
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He, Qiao-Qiao,Zhang, Zhen,Zhang, Jian-Xin,et al. Potentials-Attract or Likes-Attract in Human Mate Choice in China[J]. PLOS ONE,2013,8(4).
APA He, Qiao-Qiao.,Zhang, Zhen.,Zhang, Jian-Xin.,Wang, Zhi-Guo.,Tu, Ying.,...&Ji, T .(2013).Potentials-Attract or Likes-Attract in Human Mate Choice in China.PLOS ONE,8(4).
MLA He, Qiao-Qiao,et al."Potentials-Attract or Likes-Attract in Human Mate Choice in China".PLOS ONE 8.4(2013).
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